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LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle. NEW! JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER:
Come on in and check it out. Open Sunday from 4pm -8pm, We can open for you by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
- TEE SHIRTS IN ALL SIZES
- NEW ANARKALIS IN ALL SIZES including for little girls sizes 20-30
- DHOTIS all qualities
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for July and August, 2017. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017
if you are interested or click this link.
- July 2, 2017- Singh Family in honor of birthday of Advaita Acharya das
- July 9, 2017- Manveen Atwal, in honor of his son's 4th birthday (Aaruv Trikha)
- July 23, 2017- Deepthi and Aneesh from Jax in honor of Deepthi's mother Sai Medapati's birthday
- July 30, 2017- Sandhya Patel in memory of her parents
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people.
The charge for the guest house is $120 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night,
the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night.
Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times.
Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event. Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. Topic will be the
systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Caitanya Caritamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter.
Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at www.alachuatemple.com. Facilitators: Prana Govinda das and Hari Parayana das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
Anyone living alone who would like a daily check in by phone. Bhaktin Julia will call you each morning between 8 am and 10 am, and see how you are, if you have any needs today or this week. She can refer you on if you do have particular needs.
Please call or E-mail the Temple office to get on the phone list: 386-462-2017 or email@example.com.
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple (previously the old gift shop) is now open. This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol.
Congratulations to Balaram and Rowita Bosch's baby daughter Ishaya Nayika Bosch.
She was born July 11, 2017, and is doing great.
Meaning of her names:
Isha means Supreme Controller, Krsna,
Ishaya unto the Supreme controller.
Nayika is Srimati Radharani, who is the ultimate heroine
Also, congratulations to Vrinda and Vishvambara Sheth for a baby boy born to them named Vir Chandra Luv. It's the name of Sri Nityananda's son. Vir means hero or warrior and chandra means moon.
Luv is from Luv and Kush.
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site.
Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
Editor/Production/Reporter: Mantrini devi dasi
Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
Article Submission deadline:
1:00 p.m.Friday weekly
Send Temple-related articles/photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The editors reserve the right to exclude or edit all submissions.)
| Summer Ratha-yatra Schedule Mark Your Calendars
- Jacksonville Beach - August 19, 2017
Teacher Training Course 2
Optimizing Your Preaching Capacity
Where: Alachua Learning Academy
When: Friday, July 21 (evening); Saturday, July 22; Sunday, July 23; Monday, July 24 (evening); Thursday, July 27 (evening); Friday, July 28 (evening); Saturday, July 29 & Sunday, July 30, 2017
Who (new): Janaki devi dasi & Janmastami das
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Suggested Donations: $59
The Krishna Institute has offered Teacher Training Course 1 twice in the last year to a total of 34 devotees, most of whom found it to be a real eye-opener in terms of understanding and utilizing the most effective preaching or facilitation methods. Over the years we’ve found that when TTC1 graduates take TTC2, this eye-opening enters another level.
Why? Not only do the TTC2 facilitators offer fine-tuned understandings of the methods imparted in TTC1, but each TTC2 student makes a 40-minute presentation to their facilitators and fellow students, who then offer encouraging and specific feedback. This process stimulates deep realizations on how to best utilize these interactive, experiential and reflective methods for preaching or for facilitating workshops / seminars. The feedback from most who’ve taken both TTC1 and TTC2 is that the learning in TTC2 is even more profound.
“I really appreciated this course! I acquired extremely powerful tools for increasing my effectiveness in presenting important topics for our society, as well as new friends from amongst my fellow students. The facilitators were great! I eagerly await TTC2” Rucira devi dasi
“It was easy to stay focused in TTC1 because the exercises were so engaging and they deepened my understanding of the concepts being presented. Janaki Prabhu's years of experience came through in major ways. I’m looking forward to taking TTC2 with them” Prahlad das
For more information & to register, please go to http://krishnainstitute.org/teacher-training-course-2/
Janmastami das reporting
Jacksonville Beach Harinam
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Please join us for a Jacksonville Beach Harinam on Saturday, August 5, 2017. The Harinam will start at 12:30 until 3:00 p.m. The meeting place is 1st street and 4th Avenue North by the pier. Prasad will be served at the home of Godruma das and Visnupriya devi dasi after the Harinam.
Visnu Priya devi dasi reporting
Sri Balarama Jayanti Festival
Don't Miss Lord Balarama's Appearance Day, Monday, August 7, 2017
This celebration will mark the eigth Balarama Jayanti with our beautiful Lords on our altar, Sri Sri Krishna Balrama. The schedule for Monday, August 7, 2017, is as follows: Fasting until noon.
- 4:30 a.m. - Managala Arati
- 7:20 a.m. - Guru Puja
- 8:00 a.m. - Deity Greeting, new outfit
- 8:30 a.m. - Srimad Bhagavatam Reading and Class
- 9:30 a.m. - Bhajanas and abhisheka by Temple pujaris
- 12:00 Noon - Raj Bhoga Arati
- 4:15 p.m. - Arati
- 4:45 p.m. -Kirtan procession with Sri Sri Krishna Balarama all around the Temple property
- 6:15 p.m. - Children break Lord Balarama's honey pot
- 6:30 p.m. - Maha Arati
- 7:00 p.m. - Maha prasadam feast
CLICK HERE TO DONATE FOR BALARAMA JAYANTI FESTIVAL.
The Radharani Club will be having a bake sale during Balarama Jayanti. Please bring your baked goods for them to sell that day. And, as always, plan to buy something that day since all proceeds from the sale go to supporting new Deity outfits.
Remaining Summer Festivals Schedule
The schedule for the remaining summer festivals is as follows:
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Sri Krishna Janmastami
- Wednesday, August 16, 2016 - Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja
- Tuesday, August 29, 2016 - Sri Radhastami
Video Contest for Devotee Film-maker
In a prestigious video contest organized by the American Religion Newswriters' Association (RNA), from thousands of videos a short film produced and directed by Gainesville-resident Krishna-lila dasi (Kristina Danka, Ph.D) was selected to be part of the top ten!
The 2-minute film entitled as ‘Transit Point’ emphasizes that regardless the politicians' agenda or the prevailing public perception, in democracy everyone has the freedom and responsibility to follow their OWN moral compasses. The video is about members of different religious organizations, including ISKCON Food for Life devotees, who, despite the hostile public environment, got together, cooperated, and provided help to hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing Hungary in 2015.
Out of the ten finalist videos the RNA judges consisting of religion-specialist journalists of high-profile American newspapers, televisions and media outlets will choose the Grand Prize Winner. People can vote for their favorite ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY until July 31, 2017. Devotees are requested to vote and help making ISKCON's important social contribution known all over the world. Here is more info, and the link to the film on ISKCON News and the link to vote page.
Krishna-lila dasi reporting
High Praise for Gita Nagari Farm
In Philadelphia Newspaper
High praise from Philadelphia newspaper for Gita Nagari Farm.
The printed version of the article is in a newspaper distributed freely at every train station and grocery store in the Philadelphia area, and it is
much better than the web version. The printed version gave Gita-nagari farm and its urban outreach center a front-page photo with the top headline, longer story, and more photos, and the maha-mantra displayed prominently.
Metro describes iteslf as the biggest free newspaper in the USA, with editions in other major cities.
Credit goes to Mangal-arti devi dasi, for cultivating and inspiring the media contact, who is very environmentally minded.
Devamrita Swami reporting
New 2017 NRR Community Directory
Needs YOUR Photo!
Thank you to the devotees who submitted their information by email to 2017NRRDirectory@gmail.com and to those who directly communicated to either update their information or confirm that it’s already correct and complete! We need to hear from absolutely everyone in our expanding NRR community. And the younger generation is invited to be included too, if you choose.
What’s missing right now is photographs---YOUR photo! This most-appreciated section is only going to happen when YOU submit a family photo. All you have to do is click on this link and send your photo: 2017NRRDirectory@gmail.com.
And many thanks to those devotees who already sent a photo! Looking Good!
NRR COMMUNITY DIRECTORY ADS:
Devotees have expressed an interest in placing ads, so here are the rates: Business card - $20.
1/4 page - $50.
1/2 page - $75.
Full page - $125. Inside cover - $150.
Our Community Directory is a great venue for finding devotees offering different services.
Just send a pdf file of your ad and arrange with the Temple Office for payment before we
go to print. If you have questions, call Gopisvari dasi at 386-518-6293.
Mahamaya devi dasi reporting